Swipe, power move, rotation of the upper body supported by the legs followed by a rotation of the lower body supported by the arms.
The swipe is one of the oldest power moves, entering breaking in the mid-1970s. It was developed by Spy in 1976 , evolving from the two step . The Zulus1 were also known to do swipes around this time, according to BOM5 . Mr. Freeze recalls seeing swipes in 1979 . It is mentioned in the first news article on breaking in 1981 . Beat Street features both the one-leg and two-leg variations .
See two step.
Also forearm swipe. Swipe on the forearms.
Also one-arm swipe. Swipe where only one arm touches the ground.
Swipe where only one leg touches the ground.
Also up swipe. Swipe started from a standing position.
Swipe where both legs touch the ground nearly simultaneously.